bloodbath they had caused took its toll even on the vicious Macbeth couple. Haunted by her guilt, Lady Macbeth began sleep- walking and eventually killed herself. Her husband, meanwhile, couldn't sleep and claimed to see Banquo's ghost.
Finally, brave MacDuff teamed up with Duncan's son Malcolm, the rightful
heir, and led an English-Scottish army to victory. Camoflagued with branches from nearby Birnam Wood, they crept up on Macbeth's grim stronghold of Dunsinane, forcing the depraved despot out onto the battlefield.
There, MacDuff faced him, beat him down - and made a present of his head to new Scottish King Malcolm.
What they said:
"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day."
Macbeth, Act V, Scene V
"Out, damned spot! out, I say!
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?"
Lady Macbeth, Act V, Scene I